YouMiQi @ Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, KL
YouMiQi sounds like a typical Chinese restaurant such as Tai Thong and Overseas Restaurant isn’t it? In fact, this restaurant offers a Chinese Shunde-style cuisine where you won’t get it anywhere else. (FYI, Shunde was recently awarded the title “City of Gastronomic”).
Located 3-5 minutes away from KL’s famed Twin Towers, this outlet is not too difficult to spot and is cater to those who looking for upmarket Chinese meal.
There’s gas stove installed on every table so that diners have to chance to witness and enjoy their meal while it’s still warm…..
Soy sauce and Wasabi essence......
Homemade Chili Sauce….
Since Chinese New Year is around the corner, we starting up our dinner with Prosperous Lou Sang (salmon) [RM68] – unlike most of the standard Prosperous Lou Sang, YouMiQi used fresh ingredients and homemade sauce as their Prosperous Lou Sang.
Fried Noodle Fish with Salt & Pepper [RM48] – crispy on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside. “Waiter, can I have a bowl of rice please?” This dish goes great with rice or porridge, or even beer too!!!!
Braised Yellow Sea Cucumber [RM180] – the sea cucumbers are slightly hard (not soften enough) for my liking. Texture-wise, freshness of ingredients, not an issue at all!!!
Poon Choy [RM428] – Poon Choy or some called it Big Bowl Feast is a traditional dish consisting of freshest and most graceful ingredients – sea cucumber, mussel, crispy roasted pork (Siu Yuk), fresh prawns, roasted chicken, and many more!!!!! Overall, great flavor and eating it for the first time is a real experience by itself.
Crispy Fried Oyster [RM48] – Do not judge a book by its cover; these fried oyster taste much better than the way it looks. *P.S. – Tasted great too when dipped with chili sauce.*
Lap Mei Claypot Rice [RM38] – you can found lap mei rice in almost every Chinese restaurant in town especially during this festive season. However, each restaurant has their own version of lap mei rice and vary from each other. Indeed, YouMiQi served the best Lap Mei Claypot Rice in town – soft and fluffy, flavorful and the best part is….. YOU CAN’T STOP EATING!!!! J
Seafood Stew Wok [RM150] – One of the famous dishes in YouMiQi and we tried Sturgeon Fish (a fish that is full of collagen and gelatin in it). Indeed, the taste of Sturgeon Fish wasn’t as easily acceptable and is slightly fishy. Nevertheless, the broth was enjoyable and flavorful. *P.S. – You can opt for other fishes such as Grouper Fish based on your preference!!!)
Cheese Baked Yan Tat [RM29] – Hmm… Japanese sweet potato topped with a slice of salty cheese - interesting and something I’ve never had before. However, it didn’t taste like how I’d expected from its appearance.
Shrimp Sashimi [RM98] – If you thought sashimi only available in Japanese restaurant, then you’re Wrong!! In fact, you can get it from YouMiQi and they do served fresh sashimi too….Those prawns were succulent and apart from sashimi, the spiced prawns head were pretty awesome too!! *P.S. - Tasted great when dipped with Wasabi essence or soy sauce.*
Overall Rating: 5.8. The dishes that served was certainly unique and interesting. If you’re adventures and looking for something that you never had before, YouMiQi is here to offer you!!!